Ryan Shorthouse

Ryan Shorthouse

Ryan Shorthouse is the founder and director of Bright Blue and a former Conservative Party policy adviser.

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Future pensions policy

Andrew Harrop, Ryan Shorthouse

Democratic politics is, at its heart, about finding solutions that compromise between different legitimate interests, values and people in our society. We make the most progress in tackling pressing problems when those from different political backgrounds and walks of life can shape and agree policies. Look at Britain’s impressive progress on mitigating harmful carbon emissions….

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Building a more socially integrated society

Andrew Harrop, Ryan Shorthouse

Think tanks from the right and left of politics spend a lot of their time arguing with each other. But there is plenty we agree on too, and the need for social mixing and a shared common life is something that people from across politics can sign up to. Earlier this month, Dame Louise Casey’s review of integration…

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Baby boomers are not selfish – policymakers should help them give more

Ryan Shorthouse

Hogging houses. Avoiding the chancellor’s axe. Beneficiaries of generous pensions and healthcare from government. This is the stereotype of a babyboomer, today’s 50 and 60-somethings who have become the new bankers: lambasted for their apparent selfishness. The babyboomers have indeed been a lucky generation. Between 1995 and 2005, the average net financial wealth including housing…